Thursday, October 31, 2013

LinkedIn's New "Who Should You Hire?" Algorithm

LinkedIn’s candidate-spotting systems are designed to be quick learners. Initially, LinkedIn will analyze recruiters’ current selections of job candidates — and then find more prospects with similar careers, skills and education. If recruiters click on some  suggestions and start an e-mail dialogue with candidates, those will be regarded as especially good matches. If suggestions are ignored, those will be scored as poorer matches. Over time, LinkedIn will realign its matching patterns in an effort to deliver more of what’s valued and less of what isn’t.

The new algorithms can’t run without a base of human-generated candidate preferences. But in the years to come, LinkedIn’s algorithms could play an increasingly important role in shaping companies’ overall prospect lists.

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